Those who missed Ralph Fiennes' rendition of psychotherapist Carl Jung may have another opportunity to catch him on stage in The Talking Cure. A sell-out, on the strength of Fiennes' name, long before rehearsals even began, the world premiere of Christopher Hampton's latest play had a brief and blighted season at the NT Cottesloe at the start of the year. While still in previews, actor James Hazeldine, who played Sigmund Freud to Fiennes' Jung, had a heart attack and, days later, died. A succession of replacements withdrew before the National decided to continue with existing cast member Dominic Rowan doubling up his role requirements, eventually facing the press a month later than planned. Despite its sad start, The Talking Cure was critically well received and may now have a second life. Talks are under way to bring it into the West End in early 2004. The trick will be the availability of Fiennes. He's currently playing the title role in Ibsen's Brand at the West End's Theatre Royal Haymarket until the end of August 2003. Producers of both shows are keen on Broadway transfers. Ultimately, it will be up to Fiennes to decide which strikes his fancy most.